Landscape Ecol (2017) 32:2241–2247 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-017-0583-y EDITORIAL Pasteur’s quadrant: an appealing ecophronetic alternative to the prevalent Bohr’s quadrant in ecosystem services research Wei-Ning Xiang Received: 17 September 2017 / Accepted: 7 October 2017 / Published online: 16 October 2017 Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 ecosystem services (ES, thereafter) research. How- ever, as revealed in the recent literature reviews (Albert et al. 2014; Haase et al. 2014; Hansen et al. 2015; Luederitz et al. 2015; Woodruff and BenDor 2016), the state of the ES scholarly enterprise in accomplishing its noble mission ‘‘to inform and direct’’ practitioners in planning and management (Egoh et al. 2008, p. 135) could have been more effective should a missing link in its scholarly inquiry be identiﬁed and rectiﬁed: while huge amount of effort was devoted to improving instrumental effectiveness and efﬁciency of ES valuation and mapping, little dedicated to implementing the new ES knowledge in practice (Haase et al. 2014, pp. 424–426; Woodruff and BenDor 2016, p. 91). Manifesting this hiatus, rarely in the literature did research questions like the A missing link and the ensuing knowledge gaps following ever arise pertaining to the use and effects, that is, the actual practical implementation and Since the
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